PODCAST: Listen, Ladies Interviews Miriam Jalabi, Director of the Syrian National Coalition

Posted by on September 18, 2017
PODCAST: <em>Listen, Ladies</em> Interviews Miriam Jalabi, Director of the Syrian National Coalition

This week, Listen, Ladies podcast interviewed Mariam Jalabi. A businesswoman turned peace activist, Ms. Jalabi is Director of the Syrian National Coalition’s office at the United Nations in New York, the largest political opposition group of the Syrian Revolution. In the interview they discuss the current landscape of the crisis in Syria and the advocacy movement working […]

Getting to a Sustainable Ceasefire in Syria – What We Know

Posted by on September 16, 2016
Getting to a Sustainable Ceasefire in Syria – What We Know

Update: As of September 20, the cessation of hostilities agreement was broken, following an attack on a humanitarian aid convoy. Five and a half years into the Syrian civil war, the US and Russia have brokered the country’s second cessation of hostilities (CoH), temporarily stopping the bloodshed and allowing desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

Posted by on March 10, 2016
INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

This piece was published by Syria Deeply. As the next round of negotiations commences in Geneva, Syrian women have more seats at the table and in prominent advisory bodies than ever before. Though numbers are only the first step toward meaningful inclusion, these women are poised to shape the future of their country. Here’s what […]

Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

Posted by on February 3, 2016
Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

This article was originally published by Defense One. With a fresh diplomatic push under way to restart Syrian peace talks this month, we should absorb a critical lesson from the Bosnia conflict as we grapple for a way out of the Syria deadlock: To create sustainable peace, women must have a seat at the negotiating […]

Collaborative Approaches to Global Security: Closing

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Real change requires shifting how we think about security. We want the world to look different in 20 years. The need is real, the time is now. Featuring Kholoud Waleed (pseudonym), underground Syrian journalist, and Esther Ibanga, Nigerian pastor.

Syrian Women Still Fighting for Ceasefire in Zabadani

Posted by on September 17, 2015
Syrian Women Still Fighting for Ceasefire in Zabadani

We recently wrote about 470 brave Syrian women who risked their lives to publicly sign a statement demanding an end to the siege of their city, Zabadani. For the past few months, citizens of Zabadani have been relentlessly attacked with airstrikes and barrel bombs, unable to leave or to receive aid. New York Times columnist […]

Syrian Women Demand End to Siege of Zabadani

Posted by on August 24, 2015
Syrian Women Demand End to Siege of Zabadani

No corner of Syria has been untouched by the violence that has consumed the country for the past four years. The city of Zabadani is no exception. Located close to the border with Lebanon, Zabadani is geographically strategic due to its position on the highway connecting Damascus and Beirut. Since July 2015, the Syrian army […]

10 Ways Syrian Women Risk It All For Peace

Posted by on June 9, 2015
10 Ways Syrian Women Risk It All For Peace

This article was published by Public Radio International. What does bravery look like? What strength and character does it take to risk imprisonment, torture, and even death for the sake of a future you may not see? I know what it looks like. I’ve witnessed it in Syrians of all ages, religions, and ethnicities. I’ve […]

Female Journalist Risks Prison—Or Worse—to Report on Syria’s Civil War

Posted by on May 8, 2015
Female Journalist Risks Prison—Or Worse—to Report on Syria’s Civil War

This month’s Elle magazine features a profile of one of our 2015 colloquium participants, a citizen journalist from Syria. As cofounder of the underground newspaper Enab Baladi, Kholoud Waleed (a pseudonym) reports on the horrors perpetrated by all sides of her country’s civil war. When three of the newspaper’s editors were killed and others detained, […]

Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

Posted by on October 17, 2014
Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

This article, co-authored by Michelle Barsa and Kristin Williams, was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated by TIME. *Note: Names and identifying details of Syrian activists referenced in this article are withheld to ensure their safety. To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they […]

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